What really sets San Diego Comic-Con apart from the rest of the cons is the prolific programming offered over the 5 days. With over 600 hours spread out over dozens of rooms, panels focus content on creators and talent ranging from comics, web, TV, and film. As a result, Comic-Con panel lines have reached legendary status so mentally prepare yourself to earn your way into these rooms. Sadly, no Doctor Who or Star Wars VII, but there will still be plenty of mind-blowing moments this year. Now, programming has also expanded into 5 nearby hotels! Here are some quick links and highlights to be aware of:
** Updated July 15**
Preview Night (Wed)
6:00 p.m. — It’s OK, you can peek — WBTV gets Comic-Con off to a dramatic start for the seventh year in a row by hosting a special sneak peek, world-premiere screening event on Preview Night, debuting some of the most hotly anticipated new series of the year. For 2014, WBTV will screen the complete pilot episodes of The Flash, Constantine and iZOMBIE. Additionally, Warner Bros. Animation will unveil a brand-new episode of Teen Titans Go! Ballroom 20
- The Flash: From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced super hero dramabased upon the characters from DC Comics that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. With a pilot written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows police scientist and everyday guy Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who, after an unexpected Particle Accelerator accident, is suddenly charged with the ability to move at incredible speeds, which he uses to help the people of Central City.
- Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films),Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond.
- iZOMBIE: Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, she now solves homicides to quiet the voices in her head. iZOMBIE is based upon characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo.
- Teen Titans Go!: Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven continue the fun in Teen Titans Go! with all-new comedic adventures, giving viewers a look at what life is really like as a teen super hero … once the cape comes off.
And don’t forget to join me for my panel…
The Battle for Multicultural Heroes (Sun 4p Rm 28DE)
My second year to return to SDCC after a year of presenting this panel at different cons all around the nation. Joined by professional cosplayer Linda Li (@VampyBitMe), comedian Andre Meadows (@BlackNerd), and clinical psychologist Dr Andrea Letamendi (@ArkhamAsylumDoc), the topic of multicultural heroes definitely sparks some hilarious and spirited discussion. More info to come and you won’t want to miss this very unique experience!
Here are links to what is happening at the adjacent hotels: